Xiaomi has done an incredible job this year. Despite the incredible competition that has been mounting on itself for a while now, Xiaomi is in no way planning to slow down with their releases. In a teaser released today, it seems like Xiaomi is planning to showcase a new device dubbed as the Mi Play later this month.
There isn’t a whole lot Xiaomi is teasing here apart for some blatant images of the device in a series of advertising materials. Dubbed as the Mi Play, this new device from Xiaomi does seem to be a device that Xiaomi could be releasing just to combat Huawei’s Honor Play with its naming scheme.
However, given that the Poco F1 is the one that’s busy with the Honor Play, it seems unlikely, especially after China’s TENAA confirmed that the Mi Play is indeed a phone that would not pack a Snapdragon 845 SoC. Digging further into TENAA’s report, the Mi Play would pack an unknown 2.3GHz octa-core processor along paired either 3GB, 4GB or 6GB of RAM. Furthermore, the Mi Play is also expected to pack a 2900 mAh battery along with a 5.84-inch 2280 x 1080 display.
What’s special though is that it seems like Xiaomi could be ditching the large notch they’ve come to adopt this year, and instead, could be going for a simple notch, just like the one found on the Essential Phone.
Given the specifications, it seems like the device would most likely target Realme’s 2 Pro and Asus’s new Zenfone Max Pro 2 and would most likely feature a Snapdragon 600 series SoC, which one, that is yet to be seen as it doesn’t seem to line up with any SoCs from Snapdragon.
If the leaks and data seem to line up, we’re expecting the Xiaomi Mi Play to be released for $240 as that’s where Asus and Realme seem to have found their sweet spot.